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No Other Image - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing." (Exodus 20:4) There are several reasons why idolatry is forbidden. The most obvious is that the triune Creator is too great to attempt to visualize (Exodus 34:5-7). There is no thing...
Thou Shalt Not - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” (Exodus 20:4).Many secularists criticize Christianity as being a religion of negativism filled with prohibitions. In response, Christians often try to blunt this criticism by...
God Is Spirit - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... any attempt to represent God by any physical shape (Exodus 20:4-5). The triune God cannot be contained by finite attributes. “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever...
Tolerant Thyatira - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... second commandment and a clear violation of God's Word (Exodus 20:4-5). Those who were committing "adultery with her" (Revelation 2:22) had entered into "the depths of Satan" (Revelation 2:24). Whether this behavior...
Exodus 20:4
... shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the...
Exodus 25:18: two cherubims - Study Note
... not to “make unto thee any graven image” (Exodus 20:4). The key phrase is “unto thee,” meaning, “to make as an object of...
What Is a Graven Image? - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.” (Exodus 20:4-5) What exactly does God mean by this term? The main thrust of this commandment is that believers are not to worship anything that is earthly as a representation...
Exodus 20:4: any likeness - Study Note
... any likeness. This commandment surely renders the common use of statues and paintings of angels, and even more so of the Lord Jesus, in churches, schools, and homes to be very questionable, if not clearly...
God's Lovingkindness and Truth - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... as in the idol worship forbidden by the Second Commandment (Exodus 20:4-5). “Praise,” especially as used in Psalm 138, emphasizes joyous thanksgiving as a result of receiving or recognizing God’s specific blessing or God’s...
Exodus 20:4: make unto thee - Study Note
... make unto thee. This is not a prohibition against pictures or statuary, in general, but only against an attempt to replace worship of the Creator with worship of His creation or some created thing in the creation (note Romans 1:21-25). When...
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